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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Kenneth Gibson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Cunninghame North (Constituency) 2007 - present day

Former MSP for Glasgow (Region) 1999 - 2003

About Kenneth Gibson

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6536
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Kenneth is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Kenneth has 1 parliamentary and government role

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

Party Roles

Kenneth does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Kenneth has had 17 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

08 June 2016 - 01 September 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Conveners Group

Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Convener

25 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Finance Committee

Member

02 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

26 February 2009 - 05 November 2009

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

26 June 2008 - 02 September 2008

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

20 June 2007 - 26 June 2008

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

19 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Social Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

09 May 2002 - 05 September 2002

Local Government Committee

Member

06 September 2001 - 19 September 2001

Social Justice Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 06 September 2001

Local Government Committee

Member

Register of interests

Kenneth's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Kenneth Gibson. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 11 to 14 October 2018 I travelled to the Faroe Islands as a guest of the Party for People's Government to address a conference on self-determination. My flight from Copenhagen to Vagar, three nights in a hotel, meals in the Faroes and some transport was paid by the Party for People's Government (a pollical party of Medlemssekretær (TJ), Christiansborg, DK-1240 København K, Danmark). The cost of the trip to the Party for People's Government was around £1,000. I paid for my flights from Edinburgh to and from Copenhagen and incidentals such as airport parking, meals in transit and some transport in the Faroe lslands. [Registered 24 October 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a flat in Glasgow with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 from which I receive gross annual income of between £5,001 and £10,000 but with a loss of around £1,000 to £2,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Kenneth Gibson has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Tourism Sector (Impact of Covid-19)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "Obviously, over the past few months, announcements have been led by events, but the deliberations that Parliament will engage in around the Scottish budget for 2021-22 give us an opportunity to provide some stability…

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Scottish Government Reports

Kenneth Gibson: "The table on page 18 of the report on the languages policy shows that the number of language teachers has decreased by 5.7 per cent since 2013. As Claire Baker pointed out, the number of French and German teachers has declined significantly…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19 Education Update

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "Remote learning is key to ensuring that pupils continue their education. Can the Deputy First Minister confirm the minimum number of remote-learning hours that pupils will receive each week…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

NHS Ayrshire and Arran (Capacity)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "Due to a combination of increased Covid-19 infections, 150 staff self-isolating and a rise in admissions due to winter pressures, hospitals in Ayrshire have been stretched beyond capacity and, as of last night, NHS Ayrshire and Arran has had to suspend elective surgery. As a matter of urgency, will the Scottish Government work with NHS Ayrshire and…

Chamber meeting date: 4 January 2021

Covid-19

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "It is clear that vaccination is the key to defeating the virus, so having people trained to inoculate and assist that process is of great importance…

Votes

How Kenneth Gibson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Kenneth Gibson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Kenneth Gibson has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S5W-34305

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to ensure that the training for people who work with people with epilepsy includes the administration of rescue training, meets industry standards and is safe."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33941

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government which local authorities will have delivered the required spaces to ensure 1,140 hours of funded childcare by December 2020, and which it expects will have (a) done so by April 2021 and (b) not done so by August 2021."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33421

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on activities and projects relating to the 2014 Heart Disease Improvement Plan, broken down by activity or project."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33420

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of the 2014 Heart Disease Improvement Plan."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33422

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions have taken place regarding a successor plan to the 2014 Heart Disease Improvement Plan, and when it will publish a successor plan."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5O-04838

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what it considers the potential economic impact will be on rural and island economies of rewilding measures."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32884

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering proposals such as a period of (a) free bus journeys for all, (b) off-peak rail travel all day and (c) free train travel at weekends to encourage people back into the habit of using transport services."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04793

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the impact on Scotland might be of the UK health secretary not ruling out mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, and to what extent it considers that such a position could be exploited by conspiracy theorists and so-called anti-vaxxers."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04774

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the impact of Brexit will be on the road haulage and logistics sector."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32754

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, to help alleviate the reported parking problems in the town, what consideration it has given to the feasibility of building a new railway station with park and ride facilities at Largs Yacht Haven as part of its £24 billion infrastructure investment plan."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 6 November 2020

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